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Escape to Rodrigues Island, an idyllic paradise in the Indian Ocean....Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, vibrant flora, and breathtaking vistas....

Get lost in the beauty of attractions such as the Francois Leguat Reserve, Trou d'Argent Beach, Ile aux Cocos, and Grande Montagne.

Experience the allure of a slow-paced lifestyle, perfect for a tranquil and relaxing getaway. From exploring coral reefs to diving into turquoise waters, Rodrigues Island promises a unique travel experience.

Rodrigues Island is a small volcanic island, delightfully remote, 650 km east of Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Measuring only 18 km in length and 8 km at its widest point Rodrigues is entirely surrounded by coral reefs offering world-class diving and snorkeling.

Rodrigues Island, named after the Portuguese explorer Diogo Rodrigues, is the smallest of the Mascarene Islands and a dependency of Mauritius. On the north coast, the capital Port Mathurin features colonial buildings including the former governor’s residence. In the southwest, the François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve is home to fruit bats and giant tortoises, plus underground caves like the stalactite-filled Grande Caverne

Rodrigues is a place that is strikingly beautiful. The island is hilly with lot of flora and has a lot of beaches and tiny islands around it, such as Ile aux Cocos.

Its highest peak is Mont Limon, which reaches 395 meters. The rest of the island is made of basaltic rock and along the coastlines (total length of 78km) there are numerous coves and creeks and high cliffs.

The landscapes vary from hilly lands to steep volcanic hills standing up as basaltic organ pipes. Its coasts are made of wild creeks, marvelous sandy beaches and coral reefs, surrounded by small islets. The lagoon and coral reefs of Rodrigues are twice the area of the islands and are very rich and full of marine life.

With its 38 000 inhabitants Rodrigues is very authentic. The particular charm of the island comes mainly from the calm and harmonious lifestyle of its inhabitants. Kindness and simplicity are the principal traits of the Rodriguans.

Rodrigues is a tropical island and like many tropical islands it is lush green and has colorful vegetation throughout the year. It is a great travel destination as it offers the visitors a perfect holidays all year round.

The climate in Rodrigues is pleasant; generally it’s warmer and drier than in Mauritius. Rodrigues is subject to regular winds blowing from the south east. Rainfall is fairly low.

There is no big difference in the sea temperature throughout the year . The sea is warm in summer (25°C to 28°C) and cools down in winter (22°C to 24°C).

Diving in Rodrigues

Rodrigues is home to some of the world's most breathtaking coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Full with bright-colored fish, the underwater world of Rodrigues is a natural wonder.

When diving in Rodrigues you will see many types of corals, the local unique fauna of the Indian Ocean and selection of endemic species.

The marine is rich with numerous caves, canyons and tunnels. It is possible to see variety of big fishes such as: tunas, sharks, kingfishes, jackfishes and barracudas.

Best period for diving

The best period for diving is during the summer period, from October to April. During this period the visibility is very good, and it is possible to go diving both inside and outside the lagoon.

During the winter months, from June to September, the winds prevent from going on diving trips beyond the coral reef, and then, diving is possible within the perimeter of the lagoon and accordingly the selection of dive sites is limited.

Rodrigues Island is definitely one of the best places on earth to spend a quiet and a memorable holiday. Those who enjoy nature’s beauty will be mesmerized on seeing the scenic beauty of this peaceful island. The tropical vegetation of the region is extremely enchanting.

Also, the island provides the perfect settings for honeymoon couples as well as for families wanting to relax and escape the rush of their daily lives.


3-Star Mauritius & Rodrigues Combo
Flights, Accommodation and Meals

R25,994 per person
Room: As Per Itinerary
Valid between: 15-Apr-24 to: 31-Aug-24
Book before: 20-Aug-24

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius & Rodrigues including airline levy.
  • Return round trip transfers
  • 1 Night accommodation at the 3* Astroea Beach Mauritius, in a Standard Room
  • 5 Nights' accommodation at the 3* Plus C Rodrigues Mourouk in an Ocean View Room
  • 1 Night accommodation at the 3* Astroea Beach Mauritius, in a Standard Room
  • Breakfast & Dinner Daily


  • Full Board from approx. R590 per person per day


  • Snorkelling, canoes, pedal boat


  • Waterskiing, scuba diving (PADI and CMAS), 
  • Glass bottom boat trips, Catamaran cruise, 
  • Deep Sea fishing, Bicycles & scooters, Doctor on call 24 hours a day


  • All rooms have sea views
  • Beach Tennis, Beach Volley, Petanque, Indoor Board Games, Group fitness & Yoga session
  • Use of non-motorised water sports equipment plus water including glass bottom boat trips


  • Rodrigues is located amongst the biggest lagoons in the world
  • Kitesurf paradise & Mourouk Beach is ranked in the top 10 spots in the world
  • Family friendly interconnecting rooms and kids club
  • Large variety of excursions & leisure equipment for hire.
  • Meeting & conference facilities

  • All items of personal nature
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Covid-19 Testing & Covid-19 Related Fees

  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to availability, airfare increases, currency fluctuations and exact amounts will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Visa costs, travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Advance purchase, peak or high season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
  • Prices are valid for dates as specified.
  • Group rates are available on request.
  • Standard Terms and Conditions apply

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